Hide and Seek by Vernon Scannell. Before he got into poetry he spent time in tough occupations including boxing and the army. He took part in the D-Day landings. He was interested in writing poems about war and childhood. Themes. Childhood Excitement Loneliness
They\'ll probably be searching the bushes, near the swing.Whatever happens you mustn\'t sneezeWhen they come prowling in.
- See if you can find images that fit these categories.
Lines 1 and 2 – Repeated ‘c’ sounds.
Line 3 (and through the whole poem) – Repeated S sounds. (The fancy name for which is sibilance.)
This might sound like the sea at time – where in particular?
Repeated use of consonants to create serious deep tones – ‘d’ in dark for example.